From “Boogie Nights” to “Magnolia” to “Punch-Drunk Love” to “There Will Be Blood” to “The Master,” Paul Thomas Anderson has distinguished himself as one of the greatest and strangest filmmakers of the past two decades. “Inherent Vice” is another mystifying tale from Anderson, although it’s not the plot or meaning of the film that’s mystifying this time around. It’s the film’s quality that’s mystifying. “Inherent Vice” has too many talented actors to count and a strong atmosphere to boot. While there’s much to admire, it feels surprisingly hollow and dull on the whole.
In December, Congress approved and the president signed into law legislation that paves the way for the expansion of the Resolution Copper Mine in Superior, Ariz. I’m extremely proud to have worked as a team with my Arizona colleagues in the Senate and House, most notably Sen. Jeff Flake, Congressman Paul Gosar, and Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, to advance this legislation.
As a free-market, constitutional conservative, I agree with Barry Goldwater Jr. (“We expected better from the Salt River Project,” AFN, Dec. 17) on two points when it comes to Salt River Project’s (SRP) new solar price structure:
When another possible government shutdown was threatened recently, not everyone was living in fear and dread. During the previous shutdown in October 2013, furloughed government workers went looking for love. The dating site Zoosk reported a 46-percent jump in business in the Washington, D.C. area.
Like everyone else, you have financial goals. To help achieve these goals, you may need to invest — and when you invest, you’ll need to take on some risk. But the more you understand this risk, and the better you are at managing it, the greater your potential for staying invested for the long term.
In the commentary by Barry Goldwater Jr., “Yet another ‘dark money’ group attacks Arizona solar,” printed in the Dec. 7 East Valley Tribune, he makes a false claim that “rooftop solar represents the only real competition utilities have ever faced.”
There is no shortage of “dark money” groups willing to do the bidding of utility monopolies such as Arizona Public Service (APS). The 60 Plus Association, The Free Enterprise Club, and Arizonans for Jobs hide behind conservative sounding names while arguing against energy choice and energy independence.
As 2014 draws to a close, you may want to look back on the progress you’ve made this past year in various areas of your life — and that certainly includes progress toward your financial goals. At the same time, you may want to make some end-of-year moves that can close out 2014 on a positive note while paving the way for a productive 2015.
The letter from Mr. Murphy about stupid Americans was correct to an extent. Really stupid Americans are too dumb to vote. Our biggest problem is those who are willfully ignorant and too lazy to research anything. They get their information from conservative TV or radio, or simply vote the same way they have always voted — by party. That is why we had an election in which the Republicans won seats in Congress, but “liberal issues” such as higher minimum wage, background checks, reproductive rights and legalization of marijuana, among others, did pass. So it seems that American voters know what they want but don’t know who will give it to them.
“Not me,” you say. You’re young. You’re healthy. You eat right, exercise, and get regular check-ups. Just a few of the reasons people today are living longer. In fact, since the 1960s, life expectancy has increased between 1.5 and two years each decade.
Despite overwhelmingly recognizing the risks of drowsy driving, recent data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) shows that nearly three in 10 drivers have reported driving dangerously drowsy within the last month. Though that may surprise you, it shouldn’t. Recent traffic fatality statistics show that fatigue-related traffic deaths are much higher than originally thought. In fact, AAAFTS reports that over 20 percent — one in five — fatal crashes in the United States involve a drowsy driver. This is ten-fold higher than the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) previously conservative estimate of just over two percent during 2005 to 2009.
Outside groups that want Doug Ducey as Arizona's next governor have spent enough to give every man, woman and child in the state a dollar — and still have $1 million left over. That doesn't count the $2.2 million that Ducey himself has spent in the general election, on top of the $5 million he expended just getting to be the Republican nominee in the first place.
If you care about the trend in politics in Arizona, please take the time to read this opinion piece. Whether you agree with my political feelings or not, I hope you will use this guest commentary as an opportunity to think about the upcoming election and educate yourself on the issues and the candidates. If you have signed up for early voting, you will be receiving your early ballot in the mail soon. There are so many of us that vote in this way, it may very well be that this election is decided by mail-in ballots.
The governor’s race is grabbing most of the attention in the run-up to the Nov. 4 general election, but there are ballot measures to consider as well, measures that could have a similarly lasting impact on Arizona’s future.